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Montana Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.801 and ARM 17.53.802

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Solid waste:

Landfills: ARM 17.50.540 and ARM 17.50.1118(1)(d)

Waste tire facilities: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-216

Pesticide applicators: ARM 4.10.101 to 4.10.103

Underground storage tanks (USTs): ARM 17.56.801 to 17.56.828

Montana Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund (Petrofund): ARM 17.57.101 to 17.57.107 and ARM 17.58.101 to 17.58.343

Regulatory Agency

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau

DEQ Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana follows the federal financial responsibility requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) with additional requirements for solid waste landfills, waste tire facilities, pesticide applicators, and underground storage tanks (USTs).

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau administers and enforces the hazardous substance cleanup regulations in Montana. Petrofund is administered by the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board.

State Requirements

FINANCIAL ASSURANCE

In Montana, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone, or in combination, to demonstrate that they meet financial responsibility requirements sufficient to cover costs of cleanup of environmental damage caused by a spill or a leak, and third-party claims of ...


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